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Laboratory Production Operative Apprentice VWR International Ltd

Are you looking for an interesting, focused career where you can develop an understanding of a niche, specialist science? How about working for a company that will truly invest in you and your career, with no catch? Maybe science is your hobby, but you want to turn a hobby into a career?

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    14:15-22:00 Monday-Thursday, 14:15-18:45 on Friday – Early finish on a Friday!

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    06 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Carry out the assembly of HPLC Columns to be used in Chromatography procedure

Provide support to the wider laboratory production process, including inspection of work and quality assurance practices

Perform basic routine maintenance and report any issues to the Facilities Manager to minimise instrument downtime

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician with BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On going opportunities will be available to successful graduates of this programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Desire to learn, 'Can do' attitude


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

We are Avantor, a Fortune 500 company, providing mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education and government sectors. Our global footprint serves more than 225,000 customer locations in 180 countries. Check us out on our corporate website at or watch us at


VWR International Ltd


Unit 1-3

The Markham Centre, Station Road, Theale



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Science manufacturing technician

Level 3 (A level)

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